Climate change is one of the reasons that caused frequent drought and floods in recent years. While most of us acknowledge the issue, little effort had been done to properly address these issues.
Meanwhile, the Kedah Menteri Besar (MB) Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor has blamed it on the durian trees for the water shortage that is happening in Sik Kedah currently.
During a Chinese New Year ceremony held at Wisma Darul Aman on Monday (25 January), he said the locals had been watering their durian trees and they had no choice but to do so due to the drought season.
He also explained that there is a water shortage happening due to drought and rain is only expected in April.
“Usually, we store the water we want to use in the morning at night, which is between 1 to 6 am in the tank when people sleep,”
“However, we identified some locals watering the musang king durian and black thorn durian trees at night due to the dry season. They still have to be watered,” he said.
He also said that some residents had been using the treated water supply for irrigation purposes as the crop areas are located far from water sources such as water lines and paddy fields.
He added that they had seen a trend of water levels in the reserves declining between 1 to 4 a.m., which meant that there is watering activity happening and residents have been storing water at their orchards to water their durian trees.
What do you think about Sanusi’s explanation of the water shortage happening in Sik right now? Share your thoughts!